Determinants of suboptimal migraine diagnosis and treatment in the primary care setting

William S. Kingston, Rashmi Halker

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Objective: To review the impact of migraine and explore the barriers to optimal migraine diagnosis and treatment. Methods: Review of the literature. Results: Several factors may play a role in the inadequate care of migraine patients, including issues related to poor access to care, diagnostic insight, misdiagnosis, adherence to treatment, and management of comorbidities. Both patient and physician factors play an important role and many be modifiable. Conclusions: A focus on education of both patients and physicians is of paramount importance to improve the care provided to migraine patients.Patient evaluations should be multisystemic and include addressing comorbid conditions as well as a discussion about appropriate use of prevention and avoidance of medication overuse.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)319-324
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Clinical Outcomes Management
Issue number7
StatePublished - Jul 2017


  • Medication adherence
  • Medication overuse headache
  • Migraine
  • Primary care
  • Triptans

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Health Policy


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